Man Utd “closer than ever” to being prepared for Ferguson departure


Describing how plans had been put in place and would very nearly be ready, Ed Woodward has today confirmed that Manchester United are closer than ever to being prepared for Alex Ferguson’s departure.

Speaking to media this evening, the club’s executive vice-chairman revealed that preparation was well underway to ensure the club were in the best position to deal with the Scot’s exit.

“I don’t want to get ahead of myself but I feel that with everything we have done and all the steps we have taken we’re in a really good place to be ready for Sir Alex leaving the club more than two years ago,” said Woodward, adding that the club was hopeful the transition would be as smooth as possible.

“Football is a serious business and you can’t just assume these situations will sort themselves out. We’ve taken every step possible to ensure that the club doesn’t falter without a legend like Alex and we’re confident that won’t happen.”

At press time, Woodward confirmed to reporters that he was confident the club would soon be ready to deal with the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.